The new Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy was jointly developed by the Orange County Sheriff and the Santa Ana College Criminal Justice department to enable the delivery of cutting-edge training to local law enforcement recruits. The 52,000 SF Academy features four technically enhanced lecture classrooms, gymnasium, weight training room and locker rooms. Offices are provided for instructors, the reserve officer training program, video production unit, and the Academy’s daily business operations staff. The multi-purpose room features movable wall partitions to accommodate the Academy’s diverse programming needs. Outdoor areas include an obstacle course, running path and open areas for training drills and recruit inspections. While the Academy’s simple but modern palette of materials evokes memories of the past, it also generates a bold statement for this new training facility. Glass, steel, aluminum and masonry block create a contemporary aesthetic while reflecting the agency’s commitment to California’s environment. The building envelope, designed with SCE Savings by Design guidelines, was designed to exceed California Energy Code requirements.
- Rancho Santiago CCD – Santa Ana College, Public Safety Institute & OC Sheriff’s Training Academy